Promoting training and professional skills for young Kenyans
Launched in 2002, the Rubis Energy Kenya Education Scholarship Fund (REKESF) provides scholarships to students at secondary and university levels. The fund awards scholarships to academically outstanding students whose chances of progressing to secondary school and university are reduced by their underprivileged background.
The scholarship fund covers tuition and other statutory payments for the four years of secondary education as well as four to six years of university, depending on the course, for beneficiaries admitted to select national secondary schools and Kenyan public universities.
The REKESF currently sponsors 29 secondary school students and 16 university students. The university beneficiaries undertake their undergraduate education in such courses as medicine, commerce, computer science and mechanical engineering.
In 2021, the REKESF will select new pupils based on their outstanding Kenya certificate of primary education results, intellectual qualities, financial need, and admission to selected secondary schools in Kenya.
The Rubis Energy Kenya CSR Committee, along with some of the staff, will carry out interviews at each school, assisted by the schools’ sponsorship officers, and identify a total of 32 secondary school beneficiaries to join the REKESF program.